Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Rod Neuenschwander '99

Rod Neuenschwander '99, president of the Ruhlin Group, has been named Chair of the Malone University Board of Trustees. Neuenschwander was elected to a three-year term and has spent the past six years as vice chair of the board and chair of the Finance Committee. He oversees and directs the strategic objectives of the North Canton-based Ruhlin Group. An expert in business turnarounds, he serves as the company’s lead consultant. Prior to his appointment to the Malone board, he served his alma mater as a president of the Young Alumni Board and a member of the Alumni Executive Board. During his time at Malone as a student, he was senior class president. Neuenschwander and his wife, Liz '99 (Bradshaw), have three children.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Jade Smith '18

Dylan Hamilton '17

Dylan Hamilton '17 signed on as pitching coach for the Irish Hills Leprechauns in Adrian, MI.

Kaitlyn Stump '15

Kaitlyn Stump '15 completed coursework for an M.A. in History from Kansas State University. Her degree will be awarded in August 2018.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Erik Hansen '14

Erik Hanson '14 is a licensed pastor in the Christian & Missionary Alliance denomination serving as the Pastor of Technical Arts at Grace Church in Middleburg Heights. He joined the team in 2014. Previously, Erik worked as a web designer, producer, musician, and multimedia engineer in the NE Ohio region.

Erik, a Music Production grad, programs and maintains the audio, video, and lighting systems, trains and oversees tech volunteers, and oversees production of sermon video and DVD replication.

Erik lives in Middleburg Heights with his wife, Jaynie (Cooper) '14, who also works at the church as administrative assistant to the High School student ministry.

Jennifer Cunningham '04

Jennifer Cunningham '04 is Associate Professor of English and Writing Program Coordinator at Kent State University.

Diedre Haupt '14

Diedre Haupt '14 completed a term as a missionary working with the EFCA ReachGlobal in Germany. Her focus is anti-human trafficking and equipping the church to take it's role in prevention, intervention, and after-care. She writes, "I was previously in Berlin for 3 years as a short term missionary, where I fell in love with the city, but also learned of the huge need...Less than 2% of people in Berlin have a relationship with God and Germany has become the number one destination for trafficking according to the United Nations. Berlin alone has over 600 Brothels and countless other women who are working on the streets. But even with the darkness that exists, being there, you can feel that God has something big planned for Berlin."

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Andrew Rowan '11, J.D.

Andrew Rowan '11 graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. Andrew completed his degree while working full-time at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Andrew will be taking the Ohio bar exam in July. He is married to Nancy (Shahan) '11. They have a five year old daughter and are expecting their second child (a boy) in September.

Dennis Siegfried '94, Ph.D.

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Dennis Siegfried '94, Ph.D. has been promoted to Full Professor of Biology at Southwest Baptist University. He is the President of Sigma Zeta National Honors Society and President of Faculty Senate at Southwest Baptist University for the 2018-2019 school year.  More about Dr Siegfried.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Kristie (Radcliffe) Sigler '97

Kristie (Radcliff) Sigler ’97 is the co-creator of a monthly service-learning subscription box for families that provides credible information on a social issue from a nonprofit, provides educational tools, includes a product, donates 20 percent of profits, and more. The website is at A persuasive communication lecturer and course supervisor at The Ohio State University, Kristie also is a textbook author/editor for Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. Kristie (left) is pictured with co-creator Mary Sterenberg.

Winston Wyckoff '15

Winston Wyckoff '15 has taken a new position as a staff accountant at Superior Dairy.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Roscoe Blackburn '18

Roscoe Blackburn '18 was one of three starting pitchers to be named First Team All-Midwest Region by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and is now eligible for All-American consideration. Blackburn, a native of Worthington, OH, finished with a 9-2 record, a 2.77 ERA, and 74 strikeouts over 12 starts on the season.

Nora Jane Cihon

Nora Jane Cihon born December 17, 2017 to Evan '09 and Leslie (Fedock) '10 Cihon. Nora weighed 7lbs. 11oz. and was 19in. long. Evan, Leslie and Nora reside in Wooster, OH where Evan is the Production and Facilities Director for the Wooster Campus of NewPointe Community Church and Leslie owns and operates her business Kindermusik at Musik n' Motion.

Sue (Doerschuk) Grabowski '91

Sue (Doerschuk) Grabowski '91 has been appointed to Malone University's Board of Trustees. Sue is the CEO of Desidara, a Uniontown based marketing communications firm.

Barbara (Biedenbach) Potts '08

Barbara (Biedenbach) Potts '08 received her Master of Library Information Science from Kent State University in 2014. Upon graduation she was hired at Liberty University and has now been promoted to Coordinator of Scholarly Communications in the rank of Assistant Professor and teaches part time. She credits her achievements from her start at Malone and Dr. Carthan, her cohort leader. "I was truly blessed to be part of Malone."

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Leo Athanasius Davidson

Leo Athanasius born July 26, 2017, son of Jessica (Dolezal) Davidson '05 and her husband Bill. He joined siblings: William (7), Maria (5) and John (2). The couple lives in Lakewood, OH. Jessica is a homemaker and fertility awareness educator.

Brandon Schwartz '15 and Katie (Krocker) Schwartz '15

Brandon Schwartz '15 and Katie (Krocker) Schwartz '15 married on June 20, 2016.  The couple reside in Malvern, Ohio.

Matthew Ropp'15 and Amy (Ford) Ropp '16

Matthew Ropp'15 & Amy (Ford) Ropp '16 married on May 14th of 2016. Amy is full time as a Program Services Assistant at the North Canton YMCA and Matt is a Payroll Supervisor at Patriot Software.

Nick Battilana '10

Nick Battilana '10 opened his State Farm Agency in Parma in 2016 and is on the boards for Humanity Young Professionals and Cleveland 20/30 Club.

Erika (Kurre) Nash '03

Erika (Kurre) Nash '03 received a Regional Edward R. Murrow award - perhaps the highest honor you can ever receive as a broadcaster. It recognizes excellence and integrity in journalism that reflects that of the late Edward R. Murrow. The honor is due to a newscast she field anchored about the Antioch church shooting outside of Nashville in September 2017. A gunman opened fire inside killing one woman and injuring several others on Sunday morning in Nashville's first mass shooting. Fox 17 News spent hours, weeks and months covering every detail of this tragedy beginning with this newscast linked here: She is also an EMMY Award winner and a multi-time winner of numerous Associated Press Broadcasters Association Awards, recognizing her as Best Anchor, Best Reporter and Best Investigative Reporter. "I credit Dr. Joseph Bridges with his guidance in the Communication Arts Department knowing my goals were to be a TV News Broadcaster. He has constantly encouraged me throughout my career. Upon my graduation from Malone in 2003, I began working for a CBS affiliate in Alabama, then moved to Nashville, TN to work for Fox 17 News where I have spent the past 11 years of my career."

Dustin White '07

Dustin White '07 graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary this past weekend with his Doctorate of Ministry. Dustin is the lead pastor and planter of Radial Church, a diverse community of faith in Canton, Ohio. Alongside recording artists Rend Collective, Dustin co-founded and leads As Family We Go, a global network that connects and resources missional communities.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Isaac Teo Shar

Jacob Shar '13 and Chelsea (Weikart) Shar '13 welcomed their son, Isaac Teo Shar on June 29, 2017.  Chelsea works at Alliance City Schools as the Communications Liaison and Jacob is the Associate Pastor at City Church Canton. They reside in Alliance, Ohio.

Monday, May 14, 2018

John '11 & Lindsey '15 (Myers) King

John '11 & Lindsey '15 (Myers) King are working towards their dream to open a coffee shop calling it "Walkie Talkie." Located near downtown Canton, renovations are taking place and they hope to open in July. Check out their website to know more about their heart and mission at

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ashton Lowe '18 and Noah Purdy

Ashton Lowe '18 married Noah Purdy on December 30, 2017. Ashton has accepted a RN position at the Cleveland Clinic on the Oncology floor.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Julianna Smith '08

Julianna Smith '08 graduated from Portland Seminary of George Fox University in Oregon and has been accepted at UCLA to pursue a doctorate in Hebrew Bible. Smith received the Frederick Buechner Prize awarded to a Masters student for writing excellence.

Tyler Schrock '11

Tyler Schrock '11 is a sponsored professional disc golf player and Disc Golf Coach at Malone. He is founder and coordinator of the Annual Pioneer Golf Tournament planned for May 12, 2018. This tournament is open to all disc golfers, novice to professional. Last year, the event drew 75+ participants. Proceeds from the tournament will go toward scholarship support. Learn more/register here.

Ami Imbrogno '09 and Joe Peters

Ami Ibrogno '09 recently married Joe Peters at the Pier House Resort in Key West, Florida. The couple resides in Cleveland, where Ami works as an attorney and Joe is a banker. Ami is an avid runner and both enjoy CrossFit.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Elisha James Yost

A son, Elisha James, born on September 14, 2017 to Nathan Yost '12 and Alexandra (Mattox) Yost '14. Alex is a stay-at-home mom and Nathan works as a youth pastor for Stanwood Community Church. The family lives in the Dalton area.